Essence of Time. Chapter 3

(If you haven’t already, please read Chapters 1 and 2 first)

February 15, 2011

I would rather not spend time on preliminary remarks before the main topic, because it is very important. However, I want to make these remarks, because they are also extremely important.

My humblest thanks to those who supported and continue to support out position in “Judgment of Time”, and on “Duel” [a Russian political debate show], and on those broadcasts which will likely be shown on TV in the future. Many thanks to all these people, and my endless gratitude for their support. We don’t divide people into good and bad, smart and stupid. We see people as whole, no matter how simple they might be, or even how far away from us they might be on some issues, but they still love their country, and they are ready to support those who also love it, because they sense that this love is sincere.
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Essence of Time. Chapter 2

(If you haven’t already, please read Chapter 1 first)

February 8, 2011

One of my employees published an exposé piece against me in 1991, which was called “The Mysterious Councilor to the Chiefs of the Kremlin” (it was a paid newspaper spread in Nezavisimaya Gazeta), and published all of his notes in it as though they were mine. Everything possible in order to discredit me in a certain way was done, in accordance with the norms of that era (and the norms were such that to be a “mysterious councilor to the chiefs of the Kremlin” was something horrible), that’s when a storm of indignation erupted amongst that part of the intelligentsia, who had previously treated me in an entirely different manner.

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Essence of Time. Chapter 1

February 1, 2011

We have started producing a new internet video broadcast, and we decided to call it “Essence of Time”. Not because the title has an amusing resemblance to “Judgment of Time” [“Essence” is pronounced “soot’” in Russian, while “judgment” is pronounced “sood” – translator’s note], Channel 5’s grand debate show, in which I was an active participant over the course of half a year, but because we do, indeed, want to discuss the ESSENCE of time, the ESSENCE of the era in which we live, its problems, its sore spots, its prospects, as well as the genesis, the origin of the situation in which we all find ourselves. This is the most important. But it is impossible to discuss this in a television show, especially when you are arguing with people of opposing convictions whilst passionately defending your position. One can only discuss this calmly, when you are not afraid of hitting problematic sore spots, when you are looking for the answer together with others in real time, online, as they say, right here, right now.
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